It is not everyday that you have the chance of treating yourself to a Georges Blanc meal, here in India. So, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make the best of the French Michelin-starred pop-up at The Oberoi New Delhi. By Rashima Nagpal
We had the pleasure of experiencing a Georges Blanc dinner, as part of the five-day pop-up running at 360°, The Oberoi New Delhi‘s iconic multi-cuisine restaurant. Chef Florent Maréchau, Executive Chef of the Georges Blanc restaurant, and Chef Oliver Chardigny, Executive Chef of the Georges Blanc Brasserie have flown all the way from Vonnas, France to put forth an exclusive experience of authentic French cooking.
On offer are two menus – a Table d’hôte Lunch (12:30 pm to 3:00 pm) and a Tasting Menu for Dinner (07:00 pm to 11:30 pm). “Combining immaculate French style of cooking and fresh Indian produce, each dish on both the menus has been curated keeping in mind the Indian palate, especially the people of Delhi,” Fabrice Sommier, Director Georges Blanc Group, tells me over dinner.
If you’re reserving for lunch, an entrée that will include the likes of leek and white mushrooms pie with herbs sauce, poached eggs with asparagus and morels in hollandaise sauce, poultry in a creamy sauce with potatoes pancake, pike fish dumpling with lobster sauce and vegetable ravioli with green peas soup, all paired with the best of French wines.
The dinner features a tasting menu with handpicked French dishes such as cauliflower soup with truffle , poached lobster with saffron sauce, red mullet in shellfish sauce, stuffed lamb saddle with celery purée and more.
The best part: although the pop-up lasts until Monday, 14th January, the hotel will retain some of the French recipes and offer them as part of the ‘glocal’ (global+local) cuisine at 360°!